The Milkweed Diaries

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Garden Microcosm: Bloodflower

Bloodflower, also known as Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) in the garden this week.

Bloodflower is a beautiful plant that has traditional medicinal uses, but I just grow it for the butterflies, hummingbirds, and beneficial insects.

All of a sudden, the garden is all full of oranges, reds, and yellows. Golden Giant amaranth, Burgundy amaranth, sunflowers, red and yellow zinnias, Texas sage, and goldenrod. Fall colors.

1 comment:

The Pie Whisperer said...

Great post. Sounds like you really know how to enjoy life and to share that joy with your friends. Kudos! I'll have a virtual hunk of Michael's cobbler, if you please.